Teaching an old dog new tricks

This week I’ve had to do an experiment that is way out of my comfort zone. By the end of your PhD (t minus 3 months until submission!) you can become very comfortable in your experiments. So it can be quite daunting (and exciting) when you’re thrown into something new.

The Do’s and Don’ts: Lab Etiquette

Are you a new student starting out in a research lab? This is the blog post for you. Here are a few tips about lab etiquette that you can learn before your lab-proof shoes waltz through the front door. Follow these very simple instructions to be the most popular new student in the lab – ever!

A Demonstrator’s Perspective

As impressive as it is, memorising pathways from a textbook doesn’t help when you’re neck deep in Eppendorf tubes and you’re trying to figure out why your experiment isn’t working. Sometimes all that you need is a bit of creativity, and as Merlin said – just a splash of courage.